Kirchhofer: Local communities awarded grants to improve roads

Posted by: Emily Gaylord  | Wednesday, August 24, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 24, 2016) — Local communities throughout Marion County received nearly $2.7 million in state matching grants this week to improve roads and bridges, according to State Rep. Cindy Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove).

This year, Kirchhofer supported legislation establishing the state’s Community Crossings matching grant fund, which will provide about $160 million to Indiana cities, towns and counties on a 50/50 matching basis.

As part of the program, eight local communities were awarded grants, including Beech Grove ($392,350), Clermont ($50,000), Indianapolis ($1 million), Lawrence ($1 million), Meridian Hills ($30,371), Rocky Ripple ($20,230), Speedway ($158,642) and Williams Creek ($40,748).

“Our roads and bridges directly affect the health of our economy and this program provides the much-needed funds to support our infrastructure,” Kirchhofer said. “Receiving these grants will bolster the continued the growth of our local communities.”

On Monday, INDOT announced 102 Central Indiana cities, towns and counties were awarded $47 million through the fund. Projects that are eligible for funding through Community Crossings include road resurfacing, bridge rehabilitation, road reconstruction, resurfacing, and Americans with Disabilities Act compliance in connection with road projects. Material costs for chip sealing and crack filling operations were also eligible for funds.

A complete list of Central Indiana cities, towns, and counties receiving matching funds through Community Crossings for the calendar year 2016 call for projects is online at http://www.in.gov/indot/3569.htm. More information about Community Crossings is online at www.in.gov/indot/communitycrossings.

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Rep. Kirchhofer (R-Beech Grove) represents House District 89,

which includes portions of Marion County.

 

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